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Fiji National Immunisation Coverage Survey - 2013

Devi R, Volavola L, Jenkins K, Comrie-Thomson L, Chan G


In 2013, the Fiji Ministry of Health conducted a national immunisation coverage survey. Using a two-stage household-based cluster design, the survey sampled 1,209 children aged between 15 and 26 months and 1,997 mothers who had given birth in the preceding 26 months from all four administrative divisions. Data on vaccinations and the date they were given were collected to determine national and divisional rates of immunisation coverage for the vaccinations on Fiji’s EPI schedule. For all antigens on the childhood schedule, coverage is sufficient to meet or exceed the levels for required herd immunity. However, improvement in timeliness and coverage for some vaccinations (HBV0 and MR) is still required. Coverage of maternal tetanus toxoid vaccination is estimated at 58% nationally, indicating that improvement is needed to reach women with the required number of doses of tetanus toxoid vaccine.

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  • Journal: Fiji Journal of Public Health
  • Published: 01/07/2014
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 2
  • Pagination: 8-13